10 June 2013

When in Vienna

I feel like all I've been doing is apologizing for my absence from blogdom - it's been a busy few weeks! I just got back from Vienna over the weekend. I wish the weather had been more cooperative while I was there (I got a terrible cold, bleh) but I was happy to have had the opp to visit and spend a few hours walking about. Plus I am a Viennese metro pro now. While I try to get back into the swing of things, here are a few pics, courtesy of my camera phone:

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Here I am, freezing outside the Austrian National Library. It was rainy and in the mid-50s for most of the time
I was there - not complaining, just wish I brought warmer clothes!
 (Wearing BR factory trench (retail), Kate Spade crossbody (sim)).

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St. Stephen's Cathedral - too beautiful to miss inside and out. Plus it literally is located right smack dab in city center.

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The wiener schnitzel, of course. / And for Austria's neighbors to the east, some traditional goulash with spätzle.

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Whimsical wood clocks. / Owl sculptures on the main library for Vienna University of Technology.

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Graben, around St. Stephen's Cathedral, is a fantastic pedestrians-only area that has a ton of shopping and cafes. Note-worthy on Graben is the Pestsäule, a beautiful baroque sculpture ... which happens to commemorate a terrible 17th century plaque epidemic.

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My Viennese closet included spots (sim), some black and fluro boucle, a bejeweled collar, striped skirt, and a
utility vest (sim).

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Walking through Hofburg Palace. / A hint of the beautiful roses in Volksgarten.

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You can't get away with not having dessert in Vienna. The more the merrier! / Afternoon tea, tortes and strudels at the Cafe Mozart. Almost no room for dinner after this richness. Almost.

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The street food in Vienna - hot dogs and chow mein, seriously! / Not so Austrian, but delish pizza nonetheless.

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"Eclectic" kiddy pool-beach decor at an otherwise dignified dinner establishment. / A guardian of Hofburg Palace.

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View from my hotel room of the Danube River - we were under threat of flooding the whole week but fortunately the river crested just short the day before I left. / Cute Coke bottle - it says something along the lines of "share a Coca-Cola with your lady."

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Last evening in Vienna - dinner at Holy-Moly! on a renovated boat done in "graffiti-hipster" motif (is that a term?) / It's white asparagus season in Europe - yum!

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Apparently this is nolstagia for German and Austrian kids - Nestle Bum Bum bar. Thick red candy coating, vanilla(-ish) ice cream and then a stick of bubble gum in the middle. Been there, done that, is all I can say about it. / From the top-floor bar at the DO & CO hotel in city center ... was so not cool enough for that place!

48 comments:

  1. What a fun trip!!! Thanks for sharing! =)
    Jenni
    www.foundinmycloset.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Lisa,

    this morning I was wondering where you've been :)!I thought to myself ,who knows if she enjoys Europe.
    Well,I'm really glad you had a very good time.
    This post was pure enjoyment for me and I got a bit nostalgic,because in another time and place ;) I used to go regularly to Vienna.You captured so well its atmosphere :)!
    Loving the red pop of color in the first picture.Way to go sweety :)!
    Welcome back and I wish you a good week...

    XO

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    1. Lucky girl to have been able to visit Vienna regularly. I wish I had more time there and the weather had been more cooperative so I could have seen some of the country side and more of the palaces.

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  3. i missed you!! it looks like such a great trip. vienna is beautiful. i find taking the metro really lets you discover a city and get a true sense of it's heartbeat! glad you had a wonderful time and welcome back! xo P

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    1. I have to admit though that I am usually a mess with more complex metro systems like the London Tube. Different zones? Peak and non-peak? Argh!

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  4. So jealous! Good for you to take a trip! Sounds like you're having a time :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing these photos! Vienna is one place that I need to visit.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

    P.S., I am hosting my 1st giveaway and would love for you to stop by and enter :)

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  6. This looks wonderful! Never thought about Vienna as a destination, but it seems so beautiful and fun!

    Taylor

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  7. welcome back- love your bubblegum (bum bum?) pink and dotty travel wardrobe!

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  8. great vacay pictures! The delicious food pics making me so hungry. Now you got me craving for yummy schnitzel for the rest of the day :)

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  9. So much fun! If the pictures are any indication, it looks like you had a wonderful time!

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  10. That looks like such a fun trip! I'm drooling over all that food!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    PayPal Giveaway!

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  11. Yay! Lisa's back! And it looks like you had a gastronomically fabulous time. I'm actually most jealous of the 50-degree temps you were enjoying, but a trip to Vienna comes close in my jealous list. ;p

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  12. Wow your photos of Vienna are amazing!! From the food, the sites, your wardrobe, and unique items. Thanks for sharing..might have to add Vienna to my "must go to list"!

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  13. This trip looks awesome! Thank you for sharing your photos! I love seeing them!
    Meredith
    createthatoutfit.com

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  14. those wooden clocks - its an italian company and i always grab something when i find their shop in italy. :)
    and spatzle... DH and I were reminiscing about how much I love real German spatzle. Looks like so much fun!

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    1. Awesome! Thanks for the info - the shop was closed when I walked by but I had wondered why it was called Pinocchio. Italian, got it!

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  15. Welcome back and hope you're recovering from your cold! In any case, sounds like you had a great trip. Vienna is one of the cities on my list of places to visit and your post just further fueled that desire! ;)

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  16. What an amazing trip!!! I love travel posts, and welcome back!

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  17. Sounds like a great trip, love seeing these pictures!

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  18. Sounds like a really great trip, despite being sick, which is always such a bummer!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  19. Vienna sounds amazing !
    Sorry the weather ws not as expected but to me it looks like you made the best of it :)

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  20. Glad you are back! Looks like you had a fabulous time! You take the best trips ever!

    xo, Kenya @ Kenya L Fashion Blog

    www.kenyaldesigns.com

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  21. Ohmygoodness I'm so jealous of you! Vienna looks beautiful, even if it is cold;P
    Hugs & Kisses,
    Olivia

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  22. Wow you travel a lot!! I'm envious :)

    katattack2000.wordpress.com

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  23. Vienna is such a cool city! From the way you're smiling it looks like you loved it! I went there to visit a friend last summer and had a blast. Great photos, but now you've given me the biggest craving ever for goulash soup, haha!

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    1. I think I got the idea of goulash mixed up with borscht, which doesn't sound too appealing to me, so this was the first time I tried it. Mm, stew!

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  24. I'd love to go to Vienna around Christmas time, I imagine it would look magical. I don't drink Coca Cola but they are selling bottles over here with names on the label so everyone is having fun trying to find theirs! I wonder if they are doing something similar in Austria hence the "lady" label.

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    1. I would love to visit some of the Christmas markets!

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  25. How fun! This trip looks wonderful!
    Ginny

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  26. aww i heart vienna! looks like you had a fabulous time! your afternoon tea looks DELICIOUS! all those yummy cakes!

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  27. So jealous!! It looks like you had an amazing time! I want to go on a nice long vacation now, ha ha
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com

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  28. OMG! Major fab! Love the photos!

    http://simplysassysstyle.blogspot.com/

    Dawn

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  29. omg Vienna looks incredible! you did a great job documenting it!

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  30. Love it! I also posted this week about our Vienna trip a few years ago! :) http://librarianforlifestyle.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/travel-flashback-vienna-winter-2009/

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  31. The only thing not appealing is that candy coated gum in the middle ice cream bar, but I want the rest of your trip! I hope you got over your cold, I don't want that part of it either.

    Come over to my blog for a laugh, ha, speaking of traveling ... ;)

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    1. The gum was only slightly better than the gum that used to come in those Garbage Pail Kid cards (does anyone remember those?), which isn't saying much. Glad I tried it - I guess!

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  32. Looks like an awesome trip. Looove the trench & red bag. Trenches are just the chic-est. :)

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  33. Oh man, all the sights and eats are gorgeous. I'm more than a tad jealous! I'm in the same boat with weather at the moment, it's no bueno. Hope you're feeling better!

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  34. Wow! Great photos!! This looks like SO much fun! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  35. Great photos! Thanks for sharing. Did you have any Linzer or Dobos cake?

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    1. No unfortunately I didn't get a chance to visit as many bakeries or cafes as I would have liked - and I only drive by the Hotel Sacher too. That's the thing with biz trips, too little time to do all the things I want, ha!

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  36. These pictures are so wonderful, it looks like you had a great time (cold or not)! Now you have my craving that pizza... it looks beyond amazing :)

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  37. How beautiful! Looks like it was a wonderful trip - definitely on my list!

    xo
    seemogo.com

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  38. What a wonderful-looking trip! I've never been, although my father has and I stole the silver bangle he bought there... ha!

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